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About Stephanie

My earlier careers as a Photographer and Feature Producer at Fox Sports Net, where I won Emmy awards for writing and producing, taught me how to tell a story visually. Now, instead of writing about sports, I write thrillers, crime dramas and horror with a dash of dramedies thrown in because life can be completely absurd, even in the darkest of circumstances.

I’m a Coverfly Endorsed Writer who has appeared on the Red List twice and have placed in numerous contests, including the finals of the Coverfly TV Pilot Script Competition. I’m also a Semi-finalist for The Script Lab’s Free Screenwriting Competition, 2nd Rounder at Austin in the TV Pilot Competition and I’ve placed in the top 5% of the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop twice. My feature screenplay, “Catfish,” won Best Screenplay at the 2022 Renegade Film Festival.

My lifelong fascination with true crime and horror started when I saw my first horror movie at four years old, (thanks to my cousins). A few years later, I became obsessed with Stephen King, classic horror novels and true crime books and never looked back. The fact that the Southern California neighborhood I grew up in was the hunting grounds for the Hillside Stranglers only fueled my fascination. I’ve always loved a good scare and have been fascinated by what makes people tick and why they commit the crimes that they do. Even more so, I marvel at how these people get caught - all the steps in the investigation, the advances in technology and police work, and how a little bit of luck can sometimes make all the difference.

A lover of Danish film and television, I learned to speak Danish on a whim so I could watch these shows in their original language.

Unique traits: I speak Danish.

Loglines

  • Predator

    Predator Thriller When a ruthless serial killer resurfaces a decade later, his lone surviving victim, a small-town wife and mother, is faced with an impossible choice. Should she help the police catch him or reveal the secret she’s kept buried all these years? 

  • Bloodlaw

    Bloodlaw Action Kira Carter is blazing a trail for women in the armed forces as part of a Special Operations Unit in Afghanistan. When her commanding officer murders an Afghan civilian in a raid, Kira’s world is shattered and she is forced out of the army. When a former soldier in her unit asks for her help in bringing down the man who ruined her career and her life, she finds a new purpose but also discovers a new enemy hiding in plain sight.

  • Fire With Fire

    Fire With Fire Comedy Drama “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” meets “Shameless” and “Orange is the New Black.” A newly-minted high school graduate fights to fulfill her dream of becoming one of the first female firefighters in 1980s Maryland but finds that getting the job is just the beginning of a battle for acceptance into a brotherhood of firefighters, a quest that will put both her personal relationships and her career goals at risk of going up in flames.

  • Normal

    Normal Comedy Drama What does it mean to be Normal? Is there such a thing? Norma L Wallace is a psychiatrist who left her private practice to work in the trenches with some of LA’s toughest cases in a mental health care system that is often overwhelmed by the demand. As we get a glimpse into her daily life, we are reminded that no one is immune from mental illness.

  • Catfish

    Catfish Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror After their teenage daughter is the victim of an online predator and harassed by cyberbullies, a fractured family of four leaves their phones and computers behind for a tech-free vacation at a secluded lake house. As they reconnect as a family in real life, the online menace that they thought had been locked away closes in, culminating in a battle for survival that will blur the line between victim and predator.

Credits

  • The Loving Nanny

    The Loving Nanny (2020)
    TV Movie by Quint Pictures Writer Unproduced due to the pandemic

Awards

  • Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for Writer and Segment Producer

  • Shortlisted Finalish - Coverfly Pilot Writing Awards

  • 2nd round selection - Austin Film Festival

  • 2 time Warner Brothers TV Writers Workshop Semi-Finalist

Education

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